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"It's the Return of the Kalan, as we discuss R.I.P.D."

Website Blurb[]

Ryan Reynolds' abs are RIPD like lettuce.
We ease Elliott back into the Flop House groove with a movie right in our wheelhouse: the Men in Black/Ghostbusters-lite disaster R.I.P.D. Meanwhile Dan introduces the concept of ghost hats, Elliott uses the new recording space for its foley possibilities, Stu rails against shark-drummer racism, and the whole gang does their impeccable Boston accents.

Movie Summary[]


Ghostbusters-meets-Men in Black in the fakest-looking city ever committed to film


Veteran lawman Roy Pulsifer works for the R.I.P.D., a legendary police force charged with finding monstrous spirits who are disguised as ordinary people but are trying to avoid their final judgment by hiding out among the living. When Roy and his new partner, Nick Walker, uncover a plot that could end all life, they must discover a way to restore the cosmic balance or else watch the tunnel to the afterlife start sending angry souls back to the world of the living.

Final Judgments[]

  • Bad-Bad Movie (Stuart) @41:45
  • Bad-Bad Movie (Dan) @42:15
  • Bad-Bad Movie (Elliott) @43:10

Episode Highlights[]


  • MC Skat Kat @34:50
  • Jeff Bridges' partner Ghost Hat @36:47

Movie Pitches[]


  • ­I'm an adult; I can have dessert whenever I want, bro!
           —Stuart @09:50
  • ­You know, just 'cause I'm a shark who plays drums, doesn't mean I'm Jabberjaw. That's racist, to say that all sharks who play drums look alike!
           —Elliott @41:25

Listener Mail[]

Mailbag Song[]



"Your Origin Story" from Mick Lastnamewithheld @51:45
"This Is Mine Now, Nerd!" from Brad Lastnamewithheld @54:20
"Road Trippin' with the Flophouse" from Will and Craig Lastnamewithheld @55:55
"P.S. Also: free David Kalan." @57:40


  • Captain Phillips (2013) by Paul Greengrass (Stuart) @1:05:20
  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) by Gilles Penso (Dan) @1:02:45
  • Sudden Death (1995) by Peter Hyams (Dan) @1:04:05
  • Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967) by Martin Scorcese (Elliott) @1:01:35